Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Richly aromatic. Blackberry, licorice and mocha-laced flavors, with fresh earth scents. Has a soft and supple body and a delicate structure, with tannins that arrive firmly on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 825 cases made.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 93Lovely fruit, soft tannins, well-integrated and starting to reach its peak.Drink Dates: 2009-2012Author: Blaine G
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 58 bottles owned
- 12 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 12 collectors)